On My Wishlist #8

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City every Saturday. For this meme all you have to do is go to Book Chick City‘s blog to grab the button and list what books you have on your wishlist this week. Although taking part in this meme can lead to a toppling Wish list.

This week I am posting On My Wishlist today because I have a bunch of things scheduled to post for the weekend. This week I only have one book that I really want to get and that is……


Jodi Picoult’s House Rules. I am a huge fan of Jodi’s and I have practically read all her books and truly enjoy them.

Amazon’s description of the book:

They tell me I’m lucky to have a son who’s so verbal, who is blisteringly intelligent, who can take apart the broken microwave and have it working again an hour later. They think there is no greater hell than having a son who is locked in his own world, unaware that there’s a wider one to explore. But try having a son who is locked in his own world, and still wants to make a connection. A son who tries to be like everyone else, but truly doesn’t know how.

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject — in his case, forensic analysis. He’s always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do…and he’s usually right. But then his town is rocked by a terrible murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger’s — not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, flat affect — can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, Jacob and his family, who only want to fit in, feel the spotlight shining directly on them. For his mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication of why nothing is normal because of Jacob. And over this small family the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

Emotionally powerful from beginning to end, House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way — and fails those who don’t.

Doesn’t this sound really good?

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Comments

  1. That’s on my wishlist too!

  2. I was THIS CLOSE to getting this book on Monday, and at the last second I put it back! My TBR shelf is ridiculous and I couldn’t justify adding another one! I AM going to read this one, though!

  3. It does sound good and I am definitely going to read it in the next few months. I like Jodi Picoult although I haven’t actually read all that many of her books, maybe 3. This one sounds really intriguing.

  4. It does sound good Cindy…but a little too real for me (we have an autistic grandchild)– it would be hard for me to read. But Michelle at red headed book child read and reviewed it and she absolutely loved it!

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